How to Apply for Current Openings at the National Federation of the Blind Headquarters
Unless otherwise noted, the jobs listed here are based at the national headquarters of the National Federation of the Blind in the South Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland. Founded in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind is the nation's largest and most influential membership organization of blind persons. With fifty thousand members, the National Federation of the Blind has affiliates in all fifty states plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, and over seven hundred local chapters. The National Federation of the Blind is a consumer and advocacy organization seeking to help blind persons achieve self-confidence and self-respect and to act as a vehicle for collective self-expression by the blind and is considered the leading force in the blindness field today.
Candidates are hired on the basis of their education and experience ratings and performance in multiple interviews. There are no “positions” for many jobs at the national office, although the newly hired are given initial specific assignments of duties and responsibilities. We seek flexible and hard-working individuals who long to identify with a cause and to assist in advocacy for a group long denied equal opportunity to succeed or fail on the basis of ability, not be denied opportunity on the basis of society’s stereotypes.
Each applicant should e-mail a résumé and cover letter indicating the job for which he or she is applying and salary requirements to: Bridgid M Burke, Director of Program Support, National Federation of the Blind, 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230; telephone 410-659-9314, ext. 2271; fax 410-685-5653; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Federation of the Blind is an equal opportunity employer. Accordingly all terms and conditions of employment will be carried out without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, marital status, age, or disability.
In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of the Treasury policy, the National Federation of the Blind is prohibited from discriminating in our programs and services on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to the Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20220, ATTN: 1801 L Street NW, Suite 600. The Department of the Treasury is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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